“The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is the top-of-the-line model in the company’s new flagship range”
The launch event of Samsung’s 10th anniversary S series flagships was totally packed with announcements. Not only we got to see the much-anticipated Galaxy S10 series along with the futuristic Galaxy Fold, but the Chaebol’s first 5G-enabled smartphone too. Aptly dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, the handset is even more powerful than its siblings on the hardware front. Of course, as the name suggests, it supports the next-generation 5G standard.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G specifications
With a ginormous 6.7-inch display, the Galaxy S10 5G is the largest flagship ever to come out of the brand’s stables (not considering the Galaxy Fold, of course). The screen utilises the new Dynamic AMOLED tech and bears Quad HD+ resolution with an aspect ratio of 19:9. While the S10 and S10+ come with triple rear cameras, the S10 5G one-ups them (quite literally) with a quad-camera setup on the back. Along with the 12MP dual-aperture primary shooter, a 12MP telephoto lens for enabling 2x optical zoom, and a 16MP ultra-wide camera, the handset gets a 3D depth sensor for offering Live Focus even while capturing videos. For selfies, the smartphone comes with a 10-megapixel snapper that’s also accompanied by a 3D depth camera.
As far as the hardware is concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G isn’t much different from its siblings. Depending upon the market, the smartphone will be powered by the 7nm Snapdragon 855 chipset or the 8nm Exynos 9820 SoC. The processor is paired with 8-gigs of RAM. For storage, the phone offers 256GB of memory onboard. On the software side of things, the device boots Android 9.0 Pie with One UI on top. Considering that 5G might drain more juice from the phone, the S10 5G packs in a beefier 4,500mAh cell that comes with support for 25W fast charging.
In terms of the connectivity, the Galaxy S10 5G only supports a single SIM which can offer up to 2Gbps download and 150Mbps upload speeds in both sub 6GHz and mmWave frequencies for 5G. Of course, the phone comes with the usual connectivity options, including the Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and GPS.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G price
While Samsung has announced the Galaxy S10 series price and availability details, the brand has stayed mum on the same for the Galaxy S10 5G. But the brand did announce carrier partners, including Sprint, Vodafone and Verizon. We can be sure to hear more as and when 5G networks start commercially across the world; the US, China, South Korea, the UK etc will be among the first to roll out 5G. Don’t keep your hopes high about the Samsung Galaxy S10 India launch though as the next-gen cellular network isn’t expected to start operations within this year in the country.